His Trident And His Powers *Possible Spoilers*

#1 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33430 posts) - - Show Bio

Since all the members of The Others have Atlantean artifacts that give them there powers is it possible that it's Aquamans trident that gives him the power to control marine life? Or will Arthur be gaining a new power some time in the future? 

#2 Posted by JohnnyGat (1568 posts) - - Show Bio

Judging from Shin's flashback Arthur already could control marine life before he even had the trident, if anything I think we should just assume it's powers are in conjunction with it's design so I'm assuming it would have an offensive power to it.

#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33430 posts) - - Show Bio
@JohnnyGat: must of missed that. What do you think the power could be?
#4 Posted by JohnnyGat (1568 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: As I said something offensive, the artifacts power meshes well with it's design. A Globe that lets one teleport across the Globe, a helmet that prevents the need for food water or air, even when I look at POW's artifacts it him getting a force field makes sense because if ones hands are tied he'll need to protect himself right.

It could be something unrevealed, it could be something simple like being just a really unbreakable object like Marvels Adamantium/Vibranium, I'm willing to wait though for the answer.

#5 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (33430 posts) - - Show Bio
@JohnnyGat: Didnt the globe also let her talk to animals?
#6 Posted by Danial79 (2351 posts) - - Show Bio

It makes sense that it would have some form of power, seeing as all the other artifacts do, but I don't think it's his control of sea life. That would take too much away from the character himself. Hopefully we'll get an answer in #0.

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#7 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11591 posts) - - Show Bio

It has the power to..... stab things.

#8 Posted by JohnnyGat (1568 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@JohnnyGat: Didnt the globe also let her talk to animals?

I don't think that was the Globe, I think some of these guys have powers on their own aside from that they get with the artifacts. Take Prisoner of War for example, he was still able to call on the dead spirits of his fellow soldiers to fend off Black Manta before he could even wear the manacles. I think it's safe to assume that Kahina the Seer's ability to see the future is different from what the seal of clarity does (roughly it has the power to translate) the same way that I think the globe is more of a travel power and Yawara's connection with the animals is her own power.

#9 Edited by DEADPOOL (2710 posts) - - Show Bio

Is it revealed what all the artifacts do aside from Aquaman's? I see the globe is teleportation, the chains are forcefields, and the helmet is basically life-support, what does the other two do?

#10 Edited by Danial79 (2351 posts) - - Show Bio

@DEADPOOL said:

... what does the other two do?

One translates things, though I think we've only seen it do so once. Isn't The Operative's a skeleton key of sorts, unlocking any lock?

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#11 Posted by matchesmalone21 (8761 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: How many artifacts exist? Could they be more than mere artifacts, perhaps part of some kind of armor?

#12 Posted by Danial79 (2351 posts) - - Show Bio

@matchesmalone21 said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: How many artifacts exist? Could they be more than mere artifacts, perhaps part of some kind of armor?

From the preview of #11, it looks like the artifacts we've seen are the only ones there are. It still hasn't explained what the trident does though. Hopefully soon.

I did pick up when re-reading the series recently, that just before Ya'Wara teleports into Shin's house, Mera mentions that Arthur's trident is glowing. I wonder what relevance that has?

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#13 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33430 posts) - - Show Bio
@Danial79

@matchesmalone21 said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: How many artifacts exist? Could they be more than mere artifacts, perhaps part of some kind of armor?

From the preview of #11, it looks like the artifacts we've seen are the only ones there are. It still hasn't explained what the trident does though. Hopefully soon.

I did pick up when re-reading the series recently, that just before Ya'Wara teleports into Shin's house, Mera mentions that Arthur's trident is glowing. I wonder what relevance that has?

I hope whatever power it has becomes a standard for Arthur
#14 Posted by matchesmalone21 (8761 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: @Danial79: I think he has some kind of mystical power and all other artifacts respond to it..maybe something that connects with a higher power as Waterbarear thing

#15 Posted by Danial79 (2351 posts) - - Show Bio

@matchesmalone21: From what's mentioned in #11, it sounds like Aquaman's trident is simply indestructible.

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#16 Posted by matchesmalone21 (8761 posts) - - Show Bio

@Danial79: I believe he does more than that, something that has not been shown yet, that Aquaman hasn't yet discovered ... maybe he has the power to tackle that staff discovered by Black Manta

#17 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33430 posts) - - Show Bio
@Danial79@matchesmalone21: I was hoping that the 7th Relic was going to be a set of armor that Aquaman could use now that his chainmail was destroyed 
#18 Posted by Danial79 (2351 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Danial79: @matchesmalone21: I was hoping that the 7th Relic was going to be a set of armor that Aquaman could use now that his chainmail was destroyed

I'm sure he has backups :)

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#19 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33430 posts) - - Show Bio
@Danial79 said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Danial79: @matchesmalone21: I was hoping that the 7th Relic was going to be a set of armor that Aquaman could use now that his chainmail was destroyed

I'm sure he has backups :)

Yea but I'm just hoping that DC will eventually decide to use the crustacean armor concept they had for the New 52 redesign 
#20 Posted by Danial79 (2351 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Danial79 said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Danial79: @matchesmalone21: I was hoping that the 7th Relic was going to be a set of armor that Aquaman could use now that his chainmail was destroyed

I'm sure he has backups :)

Yea but I'm just hoping that DC will eventually decide to use the crustacean armor concept they had for the New 52 redesign

Maybe in the Trinity War.

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#21 Posted by The Finality (133 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: nope, ya'wara can control animals with her mind just as Aquaman can control marine life with his mind.

#22 Posted by The Finality (133 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: Well in Pre New 52 DCU, Arthur was given Poseidon's Trident as a reward for saving the God from Hades. It had different magical properties, most notably the ability to project magical force blasts.

#23 Posted by matchesmalone21 (8761 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: I also believe that to be a kind of armor that can only be mounted in a time of great danger...As the sinking of Atlantis, which can not be used because the Staff was stoled

#24 Posted by The Finality (133 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm all for the artifacts combining into some sort of armor, Power Ranger jokes aside.

#25 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah, the artifacts combining would be a great upgrade for Aquaman. I think the trident can shoot bolts/beams, it would make sense as an offensive weapon to be able to project something. It's probably indestructible too.

we'll wait an see but I really hope all the seven relics and maybe more can come together under Arthur

#26 Posted by GHoST2130 (8 posts) - - Show Bio

I looked up the trident apparently has magical powers, or did at one point, it can apparently shoot energy blasts, control water, project force fields, control the weather, and transform living things. Im not sure what it can do now but I think it should be able to do at least some of those things in new 52.

#27 Posted by matchesmalone21 (8761 posts) - - Show Bio

@GHoST2130: We hope,that the Trident is still capable to do those things

#28 Posted by Danial79 (2351 posts) - - Show Bio

@GHoST2130 said:

I looked up the trident apparently has magical powers, or did at one point, it can apparently shoot energy blasts, control water, project force fields, control the weather, and transform living things. Im not sure what it can do now but I think it should be able to do at least some of those things in new 52.

In 11 issues of the new series, it has only been mentioned that it is indestructible. I'm pretty sure if it could still do those other things, we would have seen it by now. Who knows though, perhaps Aquaman doesn't like showing off :P

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#29 Posted by matchesmalone21 (8761 posts) - - Show Bio

@Danial79: Or didn't know yet

#30 Posted by BlueArrow (256 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a great thread, but I was pretty sure last issue they said that it's power was that The Trident is unbreakable.

But saying that that isn't it's only power, didn't he throw The Trident into the under water volcano making it erupt to stop the trench.

#31 Posted by The Finality (133 posts) - - Show Bio

@Danial79 or maybe he's quite aware of what it can do, but would rather use it as an indestructable melee weapon. That's what he did when he fought his mother's husband. When Atlantis was under attack by fire creatures, Orin runs to the place that holds the only thing powerful enough to stop the invaders, the Trident. He gets there only to receive a full force magical blast to the chest by Trevis, the original king of Atlantis, and his mother's husband. Aquaman regains the Trident but then throws it like a spear as opposed to using its magical properties. While Tempest (formerly Aqualad) was an accomplished mage, so whenever he had the Trident he used the magical powers it held. In Blackest Night, Mera used it to channel her water powers, and later her Red Lantern energies. Although in the Justice League animated series, Aquaman indeed uses the Trident to cut and stab, as well as shooting magical force blasts.

#32 Posted by TheGraySon (457 posts) - - Show Bio

I think we should be seeing more of his trident soon. He hasnt really fought enemies he couldnt handle without his trident. Maybe when Manta grabs the staff hell need to use its abilities or against ocean master. Anyway, i hope being indestructible isnt its only use. Wonder Womans freaking Lasso is indestructible plus it can do a thousand and one other things. I dont see why Arthurs staff cant have a few special abilities too.

#33 Posted by The Finality (133 posts) - - Show Bio

I get your point, and I agree. But at the same time, look at Captain America. His Shield is an offensive weapon and a defensive weapon. He can bash it into enemies or throw it at range. Aside from the fact that it can richochet off surfaces, it's special ability is mainly the fact that it's pretty much indestructble.

#34 Edited by thestarguy (351 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually, I suspect that all of the artifacts are indestructible, being mystical power totems. I also suspect that the Trident probably still has a possibly yet-to-be revealed offensive primary power. Arthur may know it's full capabilities, or he may not yet. But I'm guessing that he at least suspects how potentially powerful and dangerous it is, based upon the capabilities of the other artifacts. I think that the main reason that he is carrying it for now, is to prevent it from falling into anyone elses (e.g. Black Manta's) hands. He is basically the Trident's bodyguard. I really hope that when this arc concludes that Mera inherits the Seal of Clarity.

#35 Posted by TheGraySon (457 posts) - - Show Bio

@thestarguy: Why do you want Mera to have the Seal of Clarity?

I think youre right about all the artifacts being indestructible. Theres no reason to assume that only the Trident would be. All they said was it was the most "powerful" of the weapons. Implying it has more uses than just being indestructible. About him keeping it from Black Manta youre probably right. In one of the earlier issues Shin says "you still keep that trident even though the trouble it will bring. hes going to come look for it". Hopefully its not just a melee weapon, but much more.

@The Finality: i know but caps shield isnt mystical :/

#36 Posted by Zoch81 (259 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope the Trident more just being indestructible like it can blast mystical energy blasts, create forcefields or even control weather.

#37 Posted by TheGraySon (457 posts) - - Show Bio

@Zoch81 said:

I hope the Trident more just being indestructible like it can blast mystical energy blasts, create forcefields or even control weather.

It used to do that.. I dont see why they cant give him those abilities again :/

#38 Posted by thestarguy (351 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheGraySon: For two reasons primarily...1) It would allow Mera to essentially join "the Other's" and give her a set of human comrades to hang out with, especially since Arthur is still in the Justice League, and 2) by safeguarding an Atlantean power totem, especilly one that may allow her to decipher Atlantean secrets, it will better prepares her for life in Atlantis.

#39 Posted by BlackWind (6345 posts) - - Show Bio

The trident should be bis Mjolnir. His trident should be firing blasts of divine energy, summoning thunderstorms, creating earthquakes, and manipulating very large volumes of water. It's Poseidon's weapon after all. However I don't think it's Aquaman's style to so brazenly use those powers instead of his own.

#40 Posted by matchesmalone21 (8761 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackWind: This isn't Poseidon's weapon anymore,in New 52 this was created by a king of ancient Atlantis

#41 Posted by Black_Claw (2988 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the trident should work like the trident in the little mermaid and shoot energy blasts and control water.

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